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Addo Elephant Park Mammal List – 65 Amazing Animals

Addo Elephant Park Mammal List.

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Guiding Big Five tours. Addo Elephant Park Mammal List
Leopard yawning - Big five tours
Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Male lion - Big 5 tour.
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Brown Hyena sighting
Brown Hyena
Spotted Hyena - Addo Park
Spotted Hyena
Baby Elephant
Baby Elephant
Big five tour of Addo Elephant Park. Leopard sighting.
Spotted Hyena
Spotted Hyena

Plains Game

Cape Mountain Zebra
African buffalo
Red hartebeest
Black wildebeest
Common duiker
Mountain reedbuck
Burchells Zebra
Grey Rhebok
Cape Grysbok


Brown Hyena
Black-backed jackal
Bat-eared fox
Cape Fox
Cape clawless otter
Striped polecat (weasel)
Water mongoose
Yellow mongoose
Large grey mongoose
Small-spotted genet
Caracal African wild cat
Spotted Hyena


Cape porcupine
Cape ground squirrel
Pouched mouse
Grey pigmy climbing mouse
Pygmy mouse
Short-tailed gerbil
Hairy footed gerbil
Grants rock mouse
Striped mouse
Namaqua rock mouse
Multimammate mouse
Striped mouse
Bush karoo rat
Saunders Vlei rat
Common molerat
Spectacled dormouse


Vervet Monkey
Chacma baboon
Scrub hare
Smith’s red rock rabbit
Cape Hare
Riverine Rabbit
Round-eared elephant-shrew
Smith’s rock elephant-shrew
Lesser red musk shrew
Forest shrew
Lesser dwarf shrew
Rock dassie (hyrax)
Black Rhino

About Addo Elephant Park Mammal List

Addo Elephant National Park is home to some of the most iconic wildlife species on the planet, including the BIG FIVE – elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinoceroses. These majestic creatures roam freely across the park’s diverse landscape, providing visitors with an unforgettable wildlife experience.

One of our favorite wildlife encounters at Addo Elephant National Park was with a herd of elephants. We drove through the park and saw a large group of elephants grazing in the distance. We slowly approached them, and as we got closer, we realized that the herd had babies with them. The babies were adorable, and we watched in awe as they played and interacted with their mothers. An unforgettable experience left us in awe of these gentle giants.

Apart from elephants, Addo Elephant National Park is also home to a large population of lions. These big cats are a sight to behold, and you can often see them lounging in the sun or hunting for their next meal. One of our most memorable experiences was watching a pride of lions stalking their prey. We watched silently as the lions crept up on a group of antelopes. The tension was palpable as we waited for the lions to make their move. Suddenly, they pounced, and we watched in amazement as they took down their prey. It was a thrilling experience that left us in awe of these powerful predators.

Another iconic species at Addo Elephant National Park is the rhinoceros. These ancient creatures are critically endangered, and Addo Elephant National Park is one of the few places in the world where you can see them in the wild. On one of our game drives, we were lucky enough to spot a black rhinoceros grazing in the distance. It was a rare and unforgettable sighting.

In addition to the BIG FIVE, Addo Elephant National Park is also home to many other wildlife species. From zebras and kudu to warthogs and hyenas, there is no shortage of wildlife to see and experience. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or just looking for an adventure, Addo Elephant National Park is the perfect destination to witness the magic of nature up close and personal.

The park is home to an array of unique and endangered species. It is renowned for its population of over 600 African elephants, the world’s largest land animals. Visitors can also spot other members of the Big Five, including lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. However, the park’s conservation efforts extend beyond these iconic animals.

Addo Elephant National Park is also home to other rare and endangered species, such as the flightless dung beetle and the black rhinoceros. The park’s efforts to revive these species have been successful, and the black rhinoceros population has increased from just 11 in the 1990s to over 50 today. With over 450 bird species and a range of other mammals and reptiles, Addo Elephant National Park is a biodiversity hotspot that will surely leave you amazed.

Source South African National Parks Board